Congressman Randy Forbes sent the following email to his supporters today:
To: Interested Supporters
From: Randy Forbes
Date: July 7, 2009
Re: Government Takeover of Health Care
Friends – Health care is front and center in Washington. I strongly oppose a government takeover of our healthcare system. Yet, many in our nation’s capital are fighting to see Washington more involved in your family’s health care decisions.
Recently three House Committee Chairmen released a draft of health care legislation they hope to pass. This 852 page draft represents a sprawling government takeover of health care - placing new mandates and raising new taxes on businesses and individuals alike, while attempting to control costs largely through regulation and health care rationing. Most disturbing is the expansive power that bureaucrats would have over the health care decisions of Americans. Consider the following sections of this bill:
Bureaucrats can require your physician to stop seeing patients with private health insurance as a “condition of participation” in the government-run health plan. (Section 225(a), p. 98)
Bureaucrats can enroll individuals solely in the government-run health plan. (Section 205(b)(3), pp. 69-70)
Bureaucrats can revoke seniors’ choice of Medicare plans by rejecting “any or every bid” by any entity other than the government-run plan. (Section 1175, p. 285)
Bureaucrats will regulate plans’ choice of doctor and hospital networks, and can reject your insurance plan if its participating doctor list is not “adequate.” (Section 115, p. 21)
To read the rest of this email or to subscribe to Congressman Forbes' email newsletter or RSS feed, click here.
We encourage you to analyze and comment on the articles featured on this webpage, but please understand that comments including inappropriate language or personal attacks will be removed from the site. Users are solely responsible for the opinions they post here and their comments do not necessarily reflect the views of Congressman Forbes.